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April 2019

Cultivating a Sense of Place: Contemplative Ecology in a Time of Loss – Douglas Christie, PhD

April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Douglas E. Christie, PhD received his B.S. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, his M.A. from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley and has been awarded fellowships from the Luce Foundation, the Lilly Foundation, and the NEH. His primary research interests focus on contemplative thought and practice in ancient and medieval Christianity and on spirituality and ecology. He is the author of The Word in The Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in…

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September 2019

God’s Cosmic Experiment: Teilhard’s Perspective on Evolution

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Louis M. Savary, Ph.D., S.T.D., a former Jesuit of 30 years, has been teaching Teilhard's spirituality for over 40 years. His series of books, explaining to the ordinary reader some difficult theological and scientific ideas found in Teilhard’s work, include The Divine Milieu Explained, Teilhard on Suffering, The New Spiritual Exercises in the Spirit of Teilhard, Teilhard on Love, Teilhard on Morality, and soon, Teilhard on the Gospels and The Phenomenon of Man Explained. Come join us at 1pm on…

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October 2019

Emergence of Religion in Human Evolution: Lessons from Neuroscience; Lessons from the Hearth

October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Christopher J. Corbally, SJ, is a Jesuit priest on the staff of the Vatican Observatory and an Adjunct Associate Astronomer at the University of Arizona. As Co-Founder of the Human Sentience Project, he continues his interdisciplinary interests in Earth- and space-based questions. Margaret Boone Rappaport is a cultural anthropologist and biologist who is Co-Founder of the Human Sentience Project, LLC, in Tucson, Arizona USA. She is working in the fields of cognitive evolution, human spaceflight, and Mars exploration. Come join…

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December 2019

Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA December 6 - 8, 2019 Divine Love, according to Teilhard de Chardin, is the core energy of the cosmos. God’s love is unceasing, dynamic, and creative—pulsing in the heart of all things, driving us ever forward to newness. Our wondrous human gift of love means that the future of Earth is in our hands. But in these tumultuous times, where are we going? We need a new story to guide our…

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September 2020

Evolution’s God?

September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, PA 19118 United States + Google Map
November 2020

Evolution’s God? Teilhard de Chardin and the Varieties of Process Theology

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, PA 19118 United States + Google Map

Donald Wayne Viney has held the rank of University Professor of Philosophy at Pittsburg State University (Kansas) since 2004, and he has taught philosophy and religion there since 1984. He publishes primarily on philosophy of religion with a focus on process-relational philosophy and theology. Come join us at 7pm on November 11th! Free Will Donations are accepted and very much appreciated.  

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February 2021

Healing: The Role of Religion during the Pandemic

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, PA 19118 United States + Google Map

Healing: The Role of Religion during the Pandemic Sr. Grace Miriam Usala, MS, MD, RSM Saint Francis Xavier Home of Mercy in Tulsa, Oklahoma  Wednesday, February 24, 2021; 7 pm to 9 pm  Divorced from religion, the healing process is imperfect. This is Sister Doctor Grace Miriam Usala’s conclusion as she reflects on her experience over the last year, caring for patients in and out of the hospital and observing civil unrest. In this lecture, Sr. Grace Miriam will share her…

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September 2021

PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL UNION: Integrating Spirituality and Psychology in Teilhard, Jung, and Assogioli — A Discussion

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL UNION: Integrating Spirituality and Psychology in Teilhard, Jung, and Assogioli A Discussion Andrew Del Rossi, ThD September 14, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT Zoom meeting with breakout room discussions Free and open to the public Co-sponsored by: Institute for Religion and Science and Chestnut Hill College and American Teilhard Association Flyer Register here.   Description: Both spirituality and psychology hold the power to lead the human person to health and wholeness by connecting to oneself, others, and the world.…

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November 2021

KNOWLEDGE IN PURSUIT OF TRUTH: Édouard Le Roy and the Twentieth-Century French Intellectual Community as Inspiration for the Science and Religion Conversation in Twenty-First-Century America

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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KNOWLEDGE IN PURSUIT OF TRUTH: Édouard Le Roy and the Twentieth-Century French Intellectual Community as Inspiration for the Science and Religion Conversation in Twenty-First-Century America Laura Eloe, PhD November 8, 2021, 7:00 pm EST SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College 9230 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 In person and livestream Free and open to the public Co-sponsored by: Institute for Religion and Science and Chestnut Hill College and American Teilhard Association Flyer Register here. In twenty-first-century America we think of mathematics,…

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December 2021

GOD FROM THE MACHINE: Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and Divine Presence

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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GOD FROM THE MACHINE: Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and Divine Presence   Joshua Canzona, PhD   December 2, 2021, 7:00 pm EST   SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College 9230 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 in person and livestream Free and open to the public Co-sponsored by: Institute for Religion and Science and Chestnut Hill College and American Teilhard Association Flyer Register here.   This presentation will examine the theological status of artificial intelligence (AI) based on its potential for increasingly complex…

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